A MOMENT WITH RUSSELL LEHMANN.

Author:Jeary, Tony
 
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REFUSING TO LET AUTISM DEFINE HIM, A NEVADA MAN BECAME AN ADVOCATE FOR THOSE WHO SHARE HIS DIAGNOSIS AND A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER.

* "Diagnosed with autism at 12, I have been admitted to three different psychiatric wards. I dropped out of public school in the 5th grade and became a societal recluse for the next decade. I have battled OCD, panic attacks, severe depressive episodes and almost lost my life to anorexia. Now I am 28 and an award-winning motivational speaker, author, poet and advocate. My story is archived in the Library of Congress."

* "Through my strife I have learned to run toward, and not away from my obstacles. I am strong because I have been weak. I'm fearless because I've been afraid and I succeed because I have failed."

* "I used to shun my trials and tribulations. Now, however, I embrace them with open arms. I have found my success through my struggle. You can, too."

ASK THE RESULTS GOY

Q: Every day I come to work with the best intentions, but things keep getting in the way. The little things. Busy work. How do I actually clear my schedule for productivity?

A: I know the things you're talking about. I call them Low Leverage Activities. They include wasted meetings, activities that others should be doing for themselves, prolonged phone calls and chasing down things you need because you are unorganized. They're activities that don't lead to the results you want. Most people burn...

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